How to Tie a
Dressing for Success
Why a Tie?
Give you a brief history
of the necktie
Educate you regarding
the various occasions a
necktie should be worn
Introduce three styles
Demonstrate the Half-
A Brief History
210 B.C. - One of the earliest findings of a
necktie was in the mausoleum of China's
first emperor, Shih Huang Ti.
In 113 A.D. - Roman Emperor Trajan
erected a marble column with figures on
the column wearing three styles of
The French Word for tie, cravat, is thought
to be a corruption of the word “Croat” for
the Croatian mercenaries who wore silk
kerchiefs around their necks.
When to Wear a Tie?
Wedding (after 5pm)
The Four-in-Hand Knot
• Named for the coachmen that
wore them in Great Britain in 1850s
that held 4 reigns to the horses.
•Produces long, skinny, informal
•Widely popular because of its
The Windsor Knot
• Named after the Duke of
Windsor, who liked
thicker, wider knots
•Produces larger, more
The Half-Windsor Knot
• A modified version of the
Windsor in order to create a
smaller knot, fitting narrower
•Produces a knot between Four
in Hand and Windsor suitable
for a variety of occasions.
• Both Holl & Croata are clothing lines specializing in ties.
• Thanks to Matthew J. Marjanovic, a student at
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1997
• A great “How To” step by step instructional guide